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Pound, Ezra. "In a Station of the Metro".

Summary and Analysis

(from Ruland & Bradbury)

- a brief poem of two lines: "The apparition of these faces in the crowd; / Petals on a wet, black bough."

- the juxtaposition of seemingly very different images creates the impression of movement

- the poem is neither an explicit comparison (simile), nor an implicit comparison (metaphor)

- the two images are on equal level, equally important

- Pound claims to have expressed the moment when an outward and objective image is being changed into an inward and subjective image


  • Author

    Pound, Ezra. (1885 - 1972).
  • Full Title

    "In a Station of the Metro".
  • First Published

  • Form


Works Cited

Pound, Ezra. "In a Station of the Metro". (1916). In: The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Ed. Nina Baym et al. NY: Norton, 1989.

Ruland, Richard, Malcolm Bradbury. Od  puritanismu k postmodernismu. Praha: Mladá fronta, 1997.


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